Beyond the Blue Event Horizon

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Tom Doherty Associates, Nov 12, 2013 - Fiction - 320 pages

Frederik Pohl was on a streak when this Hugo Award–finalist novel was published in 1980. Now back in print after an absence of nearly a decade, this unique science fiction novel is as fresh and entertaining as ever.

The story begins when the hero of Gateway finances an expedition to a distant alien spaceship that may end famine forever. On the ship, the explorers find a human boy, and evidence that reveals a powerful alien civilization is thriving on a transport ship headed right for Earth....


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User Review  - ikeman100 - LibraryThing

Frederik Pohl can tell a Science Fiction story. As with "Gateway" I was completely drawn into this book. I didn't always like what I was reading but I couldn't put it down. The more I read the more I ... Read full review

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User Review  - gypsysmom - LibraryThing

This is the sequel to Gateway. In it an expedition is undertaken to investigate an alien spaceship beyond the orbit of Pluto. Bob Broadhead joined in the expedition because of his experiences as told in Gateway. Will this help him find the woman he loves? Read full review

Contents

1 Wan
11
2 On the Way to the Oort Cloud
21
3 Wan in Love
48
4 Robin Broadhead Inc
56
5 Janine
70
6 After the Fever
91
7 Heechee Heaven
120
8 Schwarze Peter
152
10 The Oldest One
196
11 S Ya Lavorovna
211
12 Sixty Billion Gigabits
219
13 At the Halfway Point
229
14 The Long Night of the Dreams
260
15 Older Than the Oldest One
274
16 The Richest Person There Is
288
17 The Place Where the Heechee Went
308

9 Brasilia
169

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Frederik Pohl (1919-2013) was one of science fiction's most important authors. Among his many novels are Gateway, which won the John W. Campbell Memorial Award, the Hugo Award, the Locus SF Award, and the Nebula Award; Beyond the Blue Event Horizon, which was a finalist for the Hugo and Nebula Awards; and Jem, which won the 1980 National Book Award in Science Fiction. He also collaborated on classic science fiction novels including The Space Merchants with Cyril M. Kornbluth. Pohl was an award-winning editor of Galaxy and If, a book editor at Bantam, and served as president of the Science Fiction Writers of America. He was named a Grand Master of Science Fiction by SFWA in 1993, and was inducted into the Science Fiction and Fantasy Hall of Fame.

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